Global warming is the gradual increase in the average surface temperature of the Earth. One impact of global warming is climate change, which is a long-term change in weather patterns.
Examples of climate change include:
The effects of global warming, and the climate change that it causes, include:
We are already experiencing some of these effects. The consequences of global warming, including climate change, will affect billions of people, all around the world.
Suggest two reasons why global warming leads to rising sea levels.
Water from melting glaciers and polar ice enters the oceans. As the Earth's temperature increases, seawater warms up and expands.
The rate of global warming can be reduced by reducing the rate at which greenhouse gases are being released. For example: